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    Cleveland Browns: Why Roll the Dice on Johnny Manziel when Tim Tebow is Available?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/clevela...0625--nfl.html

    Cleveland Browns: Why Roll the Dice on Johnny Manziel when Tim Tebow is Available?
    Yahoo Contributor Network By Shaun Heidrick
    February 11, 2014 11:09 AM


    COMMENTARY | The Cleveland Browns are looking to make a name for themselves this offseason, that much seems sure.

    The Browns' reported infatuation with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel seems to prove that point. Cleveland's front office is so in love with Manziel that it has been reported that the Browns are willing to trade up in the 2014 NFL Draft to acquire him.

    All this is interesting, because talent-wise, many folks do not believe that Manziel is the most talented quarterback in the draft. He is almost certainly behind Louisville signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater from a talent standpoint, and Blake Bortles of Central Florida might be more NFL-ready than Manziel, as well.

    Knowing this, one has to wonder why the Browns are so high on Manziel. It almost seems that Cleveland's front office is more interested in style over substance, so to speak. It could also be that the notoriety that comes from having Manziel on the roster would help the Browns form the identity that they have lacked in recent years.

    If that's the case, then maybe the Browns should go a different route in acquiring the player that will give this franchise an identity, because there is certainly one free agent that could do that -- Tim Tebow.

    While Manziel presumably counts down the days to his likely top-five selection in the draft, Tebow is busy doing everything he can to prove that he still has what it takes to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Tebow would give the Browns an identity for sure, and let's face it, the risk that the Browns would be taking in signing him is far less than the risk associated with Manziel.

    Acquiring Tebow would be far more cost-effective for the Browns, as they could sign him to a non-guaranteed contract. Manziel, on the other hand, would likely be guaranteed to make $20-plus million before ever playing a single down in the NFL.

    Either player would bring a lot of national attention to the Browns, of that there is little doubt. Manziel or Tebow jerseys would both sell at a high rate, but in my opinion the Browns might be smarter to take their chances with a player that is older, wiser, and quite frankly might just want it more at this point.

    Shaun Heidrick is a Yahoo Contributor who has followed the Cleveland Browns for over 25 years.

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    which is why the browns continue to be a joke organization

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaswaggin View Post
    which is why the browns continue to be a joke organization


    IDK what Manziel will do, and I think the new guy in charge will NOT draft Manziel. but if the plan was "get Manziel for pub" this article makes a damn ton of sense. Hell, get them both and let them battle it out. Similar sand lot styles anyways. They wouldn't have to "change their offense" for a backup QB. AKA the FortDetroit anti Tebow defense.

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    Because Manziel deserves to be a first round pick, Tebow didn't. Tebow is also a proven bum at the NFL level. Whoever wrote this article is a clown lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bringbackfredex View Post
    Because Manziel deserves to be a first round pick, Tebow didn't. Tebow is also a proven bum at the NFL level. Whoever wrote this article is a clown lol
    Tebow will have as many playoff wins in his career right now as Manziel will have in his.

    Book it.


    And Manziel won't be worth a first either.

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    Manziel can complete 60% of his passes. Tebow would be lucky to ever break 55%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymfan87 View Post
    Manziel can complete 60% of his passes. Tebow would be lucky to ever break 55%.
    Oh, in college. Where Tebow had a career completion of 66%

    Talk to me when Manziel has proven he can complete whatever percentage in the NFL. Until he has, he hasn't.

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    Because Tim Tebow sucks and everyone but you knows it. He's absolute garbage. Great college quarterback and that's about it. End of discussion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoxPatsCeltsBs View Post
    Because Tim Tebow sucks and everyone but you knows it. He's absolute garbage. Great college quarterback and that's about it. End of discussion!
    Manziel is going to suck and just be a great college QB. Tebow actually cares about football and is busting his *** to reinvent himself.

    Manziel is partying and looking for women to get ready for the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSized:27996211
    Quote Originally Posted by SoxPatsCeltsBs View Post
    Because Tim Tebow sucks and everyone but you knows it. He's absolute garbage. Great college quarterback and that's about it. End of discussion!
    Manziel is going to suck and just be a great college QB. Tebow actually cares about football and is busting his *** to reinvent himself.

    Manziel is partying and looking for women to get ready for the draft.
    He can bust his *** all he wants, it still won't help. He's just not good. I'm not saying Manziel is going to be great but I'd roll the dice with him over Tebow for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoxPatsCeltsBs View Post
    He can bust his *** all he wants, it still won't help. He's just not good. I'm not saying Manziel is going to be great but I'd roll the dice with him over Tebow for sure!
    So what if Tebow comes back this year and is better than Manziel. Can I come find you for an apology?

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    Lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    ****ing Browns

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    I would draft Manzeil and sign Tebow and let then compete for the starting QB spot...

    Probably a TLC/first blood match... The winner will be the starting QB!




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    I don't know how Manziel will pan out, but Tebows work ethic is admirable and he definitely deserves another shot. He shouldn't be black listed for being popular. He is better than all 3rd QB's most 2nd's and a few 1st stringers currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSized:27996255
    Quote Originally Posted by SoxPatsCeltsBs View Post
    He can bust his *** all he wants, it still won't help. He's just not good. I'm not saying Manziel is going to be great but I'd roll the dice with him over Tebow for sure!
    So what if Tebow comes back this year and is better than Manziel. Can I come find you for an apology?
    Absolutely, if they're both starters.

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